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Luxury Retailer SVRN Reopens in Expanded and Remodeled West Loop Store

Chicago multi-brand luxury retailer SVRN said its West Loop storefront has now reopened following an extensive expansion and visionary remodel. Korean architecture firm WGNB, winner of Dezeen’s Emerging Interior Design Studio of the Year 2021, oversaw the design, paying homage to SVRN CEO David Kim’s Korean heritage and the story of perseverance that helped his family form a successful business venture. 

The showroom now spans 4,200 square feet, including a 1,200-square-foot expansion. The remodeling was WGNB’s first-ever North American project and was executed in tangent with HNR and Helios 

The reopening comes after 14 months of planning and design work, as well as a five-month closure period for SVRN, during which time it operated out of a temporary facility at 171 N. Aberdeen St. A Sept. 1 reopening party is planned. 

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